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Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:23 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover | Source: HDTracks | © Columbia

Bridge over Troubled Water is the final album by Simon & Garfunkel. Released in 1970, the album featured several singles that have become famous Simon & Garfunkel songs, including “Bridge over Troubled Water”, “The Boxer”, and “Cecilia”. The album was incredibly successful, topping charts in over ten countries and receiving two Grammy Awards, plus four more for the title song. It has been ranked at #51 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album has been certified 8x Platinum in the US and 10x Platinum in the UK.

Bridge Over Troubled Water was one of the biggest-selling albums of its decade, and it hasn’t fallen too far down on the list in years since. Apart from the gospel-flavored title track, which took some evolution to get to what it finally became, however, much of Bridge Over Troubled Water also constitutes a stepping back from the music that Simon & Garfunkel had made on Bookends — this was mostly because the creative partnership that had formed the body and the motivation for the duo’s four prior albums literally consumed itself in the making of Bridge Over Troubled Water. The overall effect was perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act. Bridge Over Troubled Water, at its most ambitious and bold, on its title track, was a quietly reassuring album; at other times, it was personal yet soothing; and at other times, it was just plain fun. The public in 1970 — a very unsettled time politically, socially, and culturally — embraced it; and whatever mood they captured, the songs matched the standard of craftsmanship that had been established on the duo’s two prior albums. Between the record’s overall quality and its four hits, the album held the number one position for two and a half months and spent years on the charts, racking up sales in excess of five million copies. The irony was that for all of the record’s and the music’s appeal, the duo’s partnership ended in the course of creating and completing the album.

01 – Bridge over Troubled Water
02 – El Condor Pasa / If I Could
03 – Cecilia
04 – Keep the Customer Satisfied
05 – So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
06 – The Boxer
07 – Baby Driver
08 – The Only Living Boy in New York
09 – Why Don’t You Write Me
10 – Bye Bye Love
11 – Song for the Asking

Paul Simon – lead vocals, guitar
Art Garfunkel – lead vocals
Los Incas – Peruvian instruments
Joe Osborn – bass guitar
Larry Knechtel – piano
Fred Carter, Jr. – guitar
Peter Drake – Dobro, pedal steel guitar[35]
Hal Blaine – drums
Jimmie Haskell and Ernie Freeman – strings
Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff & Alan Rubin – brass
Roy Halee – engineer and co-producer


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